Daily Archives: December 18, 2019

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Hands on Crafts for Kids

Hands on Crafts for Kids (1900) (13/30 minute programs) airs Fridays 4-5 a.m. beginning 12/6 – – Hands on Crafts for Kids is packed with fun craft projects. We want crafting to become a part of your life every day; surround yourself with things you make, and make being creative a part of who you are. Projects include kids’ crafts for ages 7 to 12.

  • #1901 “Artist” – Artists look at the world from fresh perspectives. Host Jenny Barnett-Rohrs draws the geometric patterns she sees looking at the world from high above. Franz Spohn has ideas for all the things artists can do besides creating works for a museum. Candie Cooper introduces us to the art form of Yamamoto to create a collage and Jenny makes a 3-D color wheel.
  • #1902 “Old is New” – Give a new twist to traditional art forms. Jenny Barnett-Rohrs makes a trinket box inspired by a popular video game. Then, she makes a friendly turtle using the ancient art of mosaic. Candie Cooper creates pop art with polka dots in the style of the artist Kusama, and Jenny coils a rag basket with a touch of denim.
  • #1903 “Stars” – Look beyond the sky. Jenny Barnett-Rohrs makes a glittery star catcher featuring the constellations. Candie Cooper creates a 3-D board illustrating moon phases. Artist Franz Spohn creates a landscape featuring clouds. Candie Cooper creates a sparkly space galaxy.
  • #1904 “Creatures” – The earth is full of wonderful creatures. Jenny Barnett-Rohrs crafts simple animals that are easily adaptable and molds a robot mouse. Artist Franz Spohn draws creatures that are just like us – or not. Jenny uses glow-in-the-dark clay to craft a spooky-sweet charm for your backpack.
  • #1905 “Bloom” – Flowers make us happy. By mixing bright colors, Jenny Barnett-Rohrs makes a fun floral banner. Candie Cooper makes flowerpots that help you count and add. Artist Franz Spohn draws tulips and daisies in different perspectives. Jenny creates a nightlight inspired by coral that grows in the sea.
  • #1906 “People” – People keep life exciting. Jenny Barnett-Rohrs shows how to tag you and your best friends with matching lanyard tags. Candie Cooper celebrates diversity with whimsical cone kids. She also crafts one-of-a-kind wooden kokeshi dolls. Jenny uses age-old symbols to mono print a family crest to frame or use for banners.
  • #1907 “Animals” – Animals come in endless varieties. Inspired by ocean creatures, Jenny Barnett-Rohrs creates a sea-life totem. Candy Cooper crafts a piggy bank that holds bills and coins. Artist Franz Spohn adds animation to his favorite animals. Jenny crafts loony llamas from pool noodles.
  • #1908 “Stylish” – Freshen up your style statement. Jenny Barnett-Rohrs fashions a colorful ID bracelet from clay and makes a foxy felt animal pouch. Jenny weaves a trendy beaded bracelet of silver and gold. Then, using fabric and ribbon, Jenny creates a decorator-style memo board to stay organized.
  • #1909 “Imagination” – Unleash your imagination. Using rolling pins, Jenny Barnett-Rohrs creates all kinds of textures. Candie Cooper creates little superheroes to showcase her creative writing. Franz Spohn draws a picture from a poem and Jenny makes an ever-lasting lunch from felt.
  • #1910 “Sci-Fi” – Travel to the future for new adventures. Jenny Barnett-Rohrs builds a robot tray to hold coins and treasures. Then, she creates a mysterious sea creature. Franz Spohn launches aliens into outer space and Jenny makes futuristic sculptures from foam.
  • #1911 “Living Places” – Each plant and creature has a habitat. To capture the freshness of the ocean, Jenny Barnett-Rohrs makes jars inspired by sea glass. For her art project, Candie Cooper looks to the rainforest for ideas. Then, she sponge-paints an animal foot-print rug. Jenny makes a 3-D diorama of animal habitats from foam and printable images.
  • #1912 “Fly Away” – Let’s make wings and fly. With paper, scissors and a little spaghetti, Jenny Barnett-Rohrs makes paper feathers. Then, she crafts fuzzy bug wings from felt. Artist Franz Spohn gives the appearance of flight in his drawings. Jenny crafts a bird house for our feathered friends.
  • #1913 “Camp” – Head to the great outdoors with camping crafts. Jenny Barnett-Rohrs fashions a talking stick like those used by ancient tribes. Then, she paints images of nature with sand. Franz Spohn makes his own fishing game and Jenny weaves a beaded dream catcher. Candie Cooper lights up the forest with a cool camp lantern.



13 Books for Tweens (by SLJ)

Last month, School Library Journal published an article titled 13 Books for Tweens by Kathy Hershberger (November 1, 2019). You can find it here, and read Kathy’s reviews. It turns out we have 9 out of the 13 featured books in our Student Overdrive Reading App.

To help you find them faster, we’ve compiled the titles that we own in our Overdrive account already linked to the records in SORA:

Summerlost (ebook) by Ally Condie

New Kid (ebook) by Jerry Craft

Blended (ebook) by Sharon Draper

Blended (audiobook) by Sharon Draper

Ghost (ebook) by Jason Reynolds

Ghost (audiobook)  by Jason Reynolds

Long Way Down (ebook) by Jason Reynolds

Long Way Down (audiobook) by Jason Reynolds

Steelheart (ebook) by Brandon Sanderson

Unwind (ebook) by Neal Shusterman

Guts (ebook) by Raina Telgemeier

Front Desk (audiobook) by Kelly Yang

Enjoy your reading!